Since First Dates started, I’ve mostly watched for the awkwardness.
I’m not sure there’s anything more uncomfortable than watching two people get to know each other. And that’s the magic of the show. You’ve got all the hilariously tense elements of a first date, without actually having to go on one.
But as I was watching the final episode of the season last night, something changed.
I fell in love.
And it wasn’t with Josh, the ridiculously attractive rugby-player-turned-stripper who looks like Hamish Blake.
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Or Colin, the suave older man who politely laughed at his date’s vagina joke.
It was with a woman named Jessica.
As soon as she walked in, I knew I liked her. She had that Chrissie Swan/Meshel Laurie sass that I admire in women. She was really funny. She was confident. And she was just there to have a good time.
Before the date, she told the cameras she was used to being friend-zoned.